Their position as members of an ancient Mediterranean society meant that any notions of race as we know it today did not yet exist. One main reason for this is that they primarily were not what we would now consider white.  Modern anthropologists have published bodies of research which have been able to provide a full genetic history of Rome demons...

On the occasion of the 4th Italian Research Day in the world, the Italian Embassy in the United States hosted the event "Covid-19 Pandemic: Present and future challenges. Role of Science, Technology & Diplomacy in pandemic response and preparedness". The workshop, organized in collaboration with the Science Diplomats Club of Washington, highlighted...

Ciao from Rome! Dear friends, Spring has arrived, the sun is shining on Italy, hope is in our hearts, despite the fact that the pandemic is not over and the war in Ukraine is a cause of great pain and concern for all Italians. This moth we celebrate three round numbers regarding We the Italians. The first is about the magazine you are reading: this...

In 2021 italiana.esteri.it launched an ambitious project: Ritratti di donne, a gallery of ten short videos outlining a feminine Italy of great drive and personality, which successfully set out to tell the story of our country through the voices and stories of leading figures on the contemporary Italian cultural scene, including literature, art, mus...

After the Miami Scientific Italian Community and the Texas Scientific Italian Community, it’s time for the California Scientific Italian Community. The California Scientific Italian Community is composed by Italian researchers, Italian Universities and Researcher Centers, private and public organizations, with the institutional aim of making a link...

Tuesday, May 10, 2022. 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM CEST. Online event. Register here. This event is co-organized by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, and The Rockefeller University in New York (The Tri-Institutions, or “Tri-I”), partnering with Associazione Internazionale Ricercatori Italiani (AIRI) New York Chapter and under th...

Rome children's hospital Bambino Gesù has developed what could be a breakthrough in treating aggressive and currently inoperable brain tumours in children. The treatment involves a combination of gene and drug therapy which in laboratory trials inhibited the growth of gliomas, cancerous tumours that form when glial cells grow out of control, usuall...

A distinguished Italian researcher visiting from the Institute of BioEconomy at his country’s National Research Council is working at Mississippi State University’s Geosystems Research Institute to advance precision agriculture and aid farmers. Alessandro Matese is taking part in a year-long fellowship at MSU through the university’s partnership wi...

According to a recent report published by the Circular Economy Network — in collaboration with ENEA — Italy is the leader when it comes to circular economy application in Europe. Attention to circularity is becoming more prominent especially after the European Union’s Circular Action Plan was first drafted in 2015. Since then, more countries, busin...

For a century it was thought that an artificial lake in Motya, an ancient city on an island off the coast of Sicily, was a military harbour similar to one in the nearby Phoenician city of Carthage. But new analysis has revealed it was a sacred pool at the centre of a huge religious compound. The basin was first constructed around 550 BC, when the a...